EU, US say TTIP can be concluded conditional on “political will”

  “The progress we have achieved so far gives us confidence that, with continued engagement by both sides, and with the political will to prioritize lo ...| Click here to read more

UK Prime Minister May seeks free trade pact with EU outside Single Market

  Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May has set out the key negotiating objectives of her government in a strongly anticipated speech in London today (1 ...| Click here to read more

Last ditch attempt to overcome row over CETA Joint Committee ahead of Parliament r...

  Shadow rapporteur for the left-of-centre S&D group, Romanian MEP Sorin Moisa, has been trying to defuse a fresh crisis brewing in the group over ...| Click here to read more

EU initiated record number of trade defence investigations in 2016

Freshly released trade defence statistics show that the EU Commission has launched a record number of new antidumping and anti-subsidy investigations in 201 ...| Click here to read more

In brief: Trump threatens German carmaker’s planned Mexican operation with p...

US president-elect Donald Trump, who is set to take the reins of power on 20 January 2017, has told Germany’s top tabloid newspaper Bild Zeitung, that ...| Click here to read more

The week in EU trade: Trump, Davos, Brexit, Parliament

It’s Davos week. It’s also Trump week: a new trade era will open this week as president-elect Donald Trump will be inaugurated on Friday (20 January 2 ...| Click here to read more

EU and US make last trade gestures before Obama administration folds

An era of uncertainty opens in transatlantic relations, as in exactly one week President Obama (20 January 2017) will hand over the reins of power to Donald ...| Click here to read more

Trade defence : Textile group flags uncertainty created by planned new rules – in ...

  As the EU prepares to wrap up its trade defence reforms in the aftermath of China’s expected treatment as a market economy in antidumping cases, Eura ...| Click here to read more

German constitutional court refuses to block CETA provisional application

Blocking the ratification process of CETA would be highly damaging to the EU’s international standing, Germany’s top judges believe. The ratification proces ...| Click here to read more

ENVI Committee largely supports CETA

The Environment Committee voted today (12 January 2017) in favour of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union and Ca ...| Click here to read more

Commission offers to reinstate Sri Lanka GSP+ status conditional on further human ...

The European Commission has proposed on 11 January to grant Sri Lanka the Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP +) status, the benefits of which had b ...| Click here to read more

EU still seeking Japan ‘operational safety clause’ concession in railway procureme...

  The EU and Japan are seeking to restart FTA negotiations this month, after end-of-year consultations last December (2016) led negotiators to conclude ...| Click here to read more

François-Philippe Champagne appointed as Canadian trade minister – in brief

Mr. François-Philippe Champagne, a former business executive and Quebec MP, is replacing Ms. Chrystia Freeland as Canadian Minister of International Trade. ...| Click here to read more

Agriculture remains hurdle on path to Australia and New Zealand free trade pact la...

  EU plans to launch free trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand this year could be complicated by a protectionist pushback in the agro-food ...| Click here to read more

New Zealanders worry about FTA prospects with EU

The New Zealand government will be the first present in Brussels as trade policy activity slowly picks up after the Christmas break. Prime Minister Bill Eng ...| Click here to read more

What’s in the EU trade policy diary in 2017

2017 is shaping up to become a rocky year for trade agreement ratifications in the EU.   This year’s trade policy will be dominated by the uncertainty ...| Click here to read more

Brexit: Agriculture trade moves centre-stage in British debate

From farm subsidies to New Zealand lamb imports to livestock trade at the Irish border: the process of untangling Britain’s agriculture sector from the EU’s ...| Click here to read more

Analysis : The EU’s 2017 trade challenges

In 2017, trade policy in the EU will most likely be about salvaging what can be salvaged and preparing the ground for better political times in future, writ ...| Click here to read more

Public support for TTIP increases in latest Eurobarometer poll

Public support for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership has seen a little increase over the last six months, if one believes the latest Euroba ...| Click here to read more

WTO’s trade policy review mechanism set for adjustments – in brief

  A reform of the mechanism for reviewing the World Trade Organisation (WTO) members’ trade policies and practices has been agreed. This reform will al ...| Click here to read more

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